VMware Update ESXi 5.0.0, 623860 to latest patch level

We currently have VMware Esxi 5.0.0, 623680 host  with 4 VMs.

We have been having problems with Windows TS servers randomly crashing and have been advised by MS to update the VM ESXi to the latest version

I'm a novice on VMware so any tools that can automate this would be great.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you follow my EE Article, the update procedure is the same process...

HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE

You just need to use the correct downloads.

The latest patch for ESXi 5.0 is

2015-02-26 Imageprofile ESXi-5.0.0-20150204001-standard (Build 2509828)

this is the command.....

 esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volume/your_datastore/ESXi550-201502001.zip -p ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard

if you were using a 5.5 update, or you can download and update from the internet, if your host has internet access.
DeepinInfrastructure Engineer Author Commented:
hmmmm, I wouldn't feel comfortable applying this, i've never done something like this before.

I thought it would have been easier
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Easier option, is to insert the CDROM, BOOT the Server, and follow the Upgrade prompt.

Make sure you have a valid backup before you start of the VMs.

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DeepinInfrastructure Engineer Author Commented:
This was the easier option.

Thanks Andrew
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